I can't believe we're going to be driving down to Southern California in just two days! The kids' Spring Break starts as soon as the school bell rings tomorrow afternoon, then we've got a whole week of fun in the sun. First stop, the Disneyland Resort! We'll be at the Happiest Place on Earth for two golden days, then we'll see a little bit of LA, then head back up north.
Since we only have a little time at the Disneyland Resort, we really need to prioritize what we want to see and do. Goodness knows, we could spend a week here without running out of things to do, but. Here are some items that I really want to get to during this trip:
Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular
This show will be closing August 15th of this year, so we really have to see it. It sounds like a fantastic experience, with dance numbers, beautiful costumes and sets, and of course, the beautiful songs and music. 3Po and Jammy have never seen a big musical production so I can't wait to see their faces light up when they see the magic carpet soaring across the stage!
I never got to see this attraction when I was a kid, so I'm glad it has been brought back to Disneyland -- if only for a limited time, which makes it more urgent that we make time to see it. I'm sure I'll feel a small pang of nostalgia when I see Michael Jackson up there, the way he was in his glory days.
World of Color, will debut this summer at Disney's California Adventure. I hear it's going to be amazing, with fountains and laser and fire and fog, but since we won't be there to see it I think I'd love to take the kids to see the Electrical Parade -- an oldie but goodie that I remember fondly from my childhood trips to Disneyland.
Rides we missed: Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones Adventure, Matterhorn.
In retrospect, it probably wasn't the smartest idea in the world to drag a 4-year old onto Space Mountain. Jammy was absolutely traumatized by his terror ride in complete darkness, so much so that this is the closest he would get to the Matterhorn (3Po and I were the only ones who rode it last time). This time everyone wants to try the Matterhorn, along with the Haunted Mansion and the Indiana Jones ride (the boys didn't meet the height requirement last time). But I think we might just skip Space Mountain, and we'll leave the Tower of Terror for our next visit.
Nah. We've got to do those, too. Alfie and I will just do the parent switcheroo thingy so one of us can watch whichever child is too scared to ride. We can't miss those two rides!
How about you? Which Disneyland Resort attractions can you take-it-or-leave it? Which ones are your Must-See's?
Disclosure: I received media passes to the Disneyland Resort for this trip, but was not paid to write this or any Disney-related post. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.